The Firefighters Memorial Medal
The Medal was struck by The Firefighters Memorial Trust for presentation to the immediate next of kin of those members of the Fire and Rescue Service who have died as a result of their duties and, who have met the criteria to be recorded on ‘The Firefighters Memorial’ and within the Trust’s Book of Remembrance, since 1 January 2003.
This date has been chosen as being the year that ‘The Blitz’ memorial, located adjacent St Paul’s Cathedral, London, was adopted as the national memorial to commemorate the deaths of all members of the Fire and Rescue Service, who have died as a result of their duties dating back to the 1700s.
The Medal is presented, mounted within a framed certificate on a suitable occasion agreed between The Trust and the nominated next-of-kin.
The Medal is engraved on the obverse face with the Trust Crest. On the reverse face, within a pair of laurel wreaths, the medal is engraved with the details of the person being Remembered and Honoured.
The colours of the ribbon have been chosen to be symbolic of Pride, (Purple) Strength, (Red) and Respect, (Black).